Gambler Hat

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Traditional Western dress hat

The Gambler Hat is a traditional Western dress hat. The crown of a Gambler Hat is similar to a pork pie, but with a wider brim that is wider than most dress hats but not as wide as a cowboy hat. The edge of the brim on a Gambler Hat has a tight pencil curl.

Gambler Hats are made from felt, straw and even leather.

Gambler Hats were popularised when riverboat casinos were sailing up and down Mississippi river. Rhett Butler wore a Gambler Hat in Gone With the Wind.

Famous Gambler Hat wearers

  • Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind 1939)